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Montgomery Schuyler


Centurion, 1885–1914

Born 19 August 1843 in Ithaca, New York

Died 16 July 1914 in New Rochelle, New York

Buried Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Proposed by Frederick C. Withers and S. S. Conant

Elected 2 May 1885 at age forty-one

Archivist’s Note: Father of Montgomery Schuyler and Robert Livingston Schuyler

Century Memorial

Montgomery Schuyler, a brilliant journalist and a writer on Architecture, became a member of the editorial staff of the World in 1868, and in 1882 joined the Times. He was the Managing Editor of Harper’s Weekly from 1885 to 1887. In late years, he contributed many articles to the Sun and the Architectural Record. In journalism, he belonged to the old school of Raymond and Hurlburt, who were not unmindful of literary grace in their newspaper work. Schuyler’s reading and memory were prodigious, as were his conversational powers. He had a host of friends in The Century, where his genial presence will not be forgotten.

Henry Osborn Taylor
1915 Century Association Yearbook